The summer temperatures have fallen away quickly in the mountains here and it is feeling decidedly autumnal. The changing of the leaves season is about to start and there are several great hikes, rides, ropeways, and lake cruises to check that out if you are keen….
The resorts are releasing their early bird season pass offers, and some have started the offers for day passes too. Along with those come the (planned) opening dates. We don’t have them all yet but here is what we have at the moment, and we will try to update the rest when they come out.
Kagura Mitsumata Station – Saturday 21st November 2020 [OPENED 2nd December]
Joetsu Kokusai – Saturday 5th December 2020 [OPENED 17th December]
Tashiro – Saturday 12th December 2020 [Delayed due to snow conditions]
Gala Yuzawa – Saturday 12th December 2020 [OPENED 16th December]
Maiko Snow Resort – Friday 18th December 2020 [OPENED 19th December]
Ishiuchi Maruyama – Friday 18th December 2020 [OPENED 19th December]
Yuzawa Nakazato – Saturday 19th December 2020 [OPENED On schedule]
Naeba – Saturday 19th December 2020 [OPENED On schedule]
Kandatsu – Saturday 19th December 2020 [OPENED On schedule]
Yuzawa Kogen – Saturday 19th December 2020 [OPENED On schedule]
Iwappara – Thursday 24th December 2020
Naspa Ski Garden – Thursday 24th December 2020
Hakkai-san – Friday 25th December 2020
Yuzawa Park – Friday 25th December 2020
So now it is fingers crossed for a bumper snow year and we hope everywhere can open on schedule.
It seems like there will be some good shinkansen discounts with the half price Joetsu Bullet train tickets, and also with the Go To Travel campaign. The countdown has begun, so start exercising so you can hit the ground sliding this winter. We hope to see you on the slopes!